The King's College

Media, Culture and the Arts

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media, Culture and the Arts

King’s prepares students to become the creators, mediators, and gatekeepers of culture through studying what drives culture, the arts, and media, as well as developing writing and public speaking skills. We prepare students to have a strong, lasting influence on strategic institutions throughout their careers.

THE ONLY WAY TO CHANGE CULTURE? MAKE MORE OF IT.

With The King’s College’s Media, Culture and the Arts degree in New York City, students explore the principles of cultural interpretation, the history of artistic and cultural movements, and the driving ideologies of civilization while exploring and challenging notions embedded in postmodernity. At King’s, we believe that a well-ordered society loves God and neighbor above all else, and that our culture-making springs from this love. Consequently, while some would say that religion is merely a byproduct of culture, we at King’s believe the opposite is true: what a society loves and worships dictates what it creates.

Our courses rest on a theological foundation of Christian anthropology that studies culture within meaningful cycles of creation, fall, and redemption. Cultural production—books, technology, music, plays, institutions, media, the visual arts, and more—shape our shared imagination and direct our future. 

Many Christians separated from places like New York, particularly in the last century; others embraced a stringent secularism and compromised their faith. At King’s, we are called, both individually and corporately, to embody redemptive transformation. Created in the image of God, we cultivate, create, and restore culture in every city.

Curriculum

BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR CULTURE-MAKING

When pursuing the Media, Culture and the Arts degree in New York City, students are provided with a Core Curriculum that helps them to hone their communication skills, and allows them to better analyze and understand complex societal themes and ideas. In addition to the MCA major’s requirements in humanities and media theory, students choose five theoretical or skills-based electives that help prepare them for their chosen career field. Present course offerings include media, film, theater, the visual arts, music, literature, journalism, criticism, and creative writing.

Students who seek advanced skills acquisition classes like those offered by a conservatory or arts school may request permission to take electives at other institutions. The capstone course, Senior Project, allows students to pursue a thesis, project, or portfolio that prepares them for their intended career—and gives them a tangible product to show prospective employers.  

FACULTY

MCA faculty include scholars, journalists, creative writers, artists, animation experts, and cultural critics. From the classroom to the front page, our faculty are actively engaging in shaping and curating culture.

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Dr. Henry R. Bleattler, Chair of the Program in Media, Culture, and the Arts

Careers
CULTURE-MAKING IN ACTION.

At King’s, we chart a more promising path for our culture from the heart of downtown Manhattan. Surrounded by the constant creative encounters of New York City — from established museums to underground art — students are continually in a fascinating cultural whirlwind.

New York City is the ultimate creative classroom. It prepares our graduates for meaningful careers as creators, critics, influencers, and gatekeepers who influence and develop a society that embodies truth and beauty for everyone.

REAL-WORLD SUCCESS
79% of King’s Graduates complete an internship as an undergraduate.

POPULAR INTERNSHIPS
The Washington Times
CBS News
Crown Publishing Group
New York Musical Theater Festival
Penguin Group (USA)
Focus Features

WHAT EMPLOYERS ARE SAYING:
“I was highly impressed with the caliber of professionalism and overall work performance shown by the intern I hired from The King’s College. In fact, as one who has worked in the publishing industry for over 18 years, my intern so exceeded my expectations with his writing capabilities that my company ended up hiring him fulltime.”
Sean D., Publishing Editor

CAREERS

JOURNALIST
REPORTER
TV PRODUCER
WRITER
DANCER
COMPOSER
ACTOR
TECHNICAL PRODUCER
EDITOR
VIDEO JOURNALIST
NEWS ASSISTANT